Sunday, May 03, 2009

Amy- Ideas?

A friend of mine gave me a bunch of muslin feed sacks. I'm trying to figure out how best to use them. Grocery bags? Tote bags? Bread bags? I really like bags. Can you tell? I promised to make her something out of a few of them to use in the cavy club's raffle at one of the upcoming shows. I've been tossing around the idea of making one of the origami bags and figuring out how to add straps.  The muslin is quite thin so I think it would work best to layer batting scraps between two pieces of muslin and quilt the whole cloth. Then I  could bind the edge with something colorful and attach (somehow) wide straps which have also been layered with batting and quilted.

Does anyone have a suggestion for me? Has anybody else made fun, useful, and inexpensive things using muslin? I've debated making pillowcase dresses out of some of them but the boys don't think they'd be fun to wear :-) I can't imagine why not.


Amy said...

I think no matter what bags you make (because I love bags and I think that that's what you should use them for) you should look at using fusible fleece. They have two different thicknesses, and it would add some weight and support with the thin fabrics.

I've seen a bag made like the origami bag but with handles. They used double sided prequilted fabric and bound the edge. Then just added handles. It made a cute little purse with a shoulder strap, but I think it could also make a cute shape for a tote bag.

I'll look through all my patterns and check for a couple other ideas, and let you know if I find any thing.

Amy said...

I forgot to add these to my other post

Add a picture to your blog, it might help with ideas.

Although I think a dress could be really cute for the raffle!

Amy said...

What about softies, those could be really fun and have that vintage feel. You might need to use a little light interfacing but still really cool.

I've got it, wholecloth quilted pillow covers!

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